“Thank You for Shopping” Celebrates the Era of Department Stores

Talk about a nostalgia trip! Open Kristal Leebrick’s new book, Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores, at any page and feel yourself—if you are of a certain age, anyway—drifting...

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 Is Populated with Baking Delights

In what is fast becoming a Minnesota holiday tradition, Norway House’s fourth annual Gingerbread Wonderland is preparing for yet another blockbuster event. Last year, more than 11,000 people visited Gingerbread Wonderland, which showcases familiar...
Floral putting together a fall inspired arrangement

Sales + Events: Nov. 13-18 features holiday workshops, a winter art walk, and a...

Homebuyers Q&A Understanding today’s real estate market is tricky, so if you’re in the business of buying, making sure you're 'in the loop' is more than just a suggestion. Join a professional realtor, loan officer,...

Bachman’s is Mad for Plaid in 2018 Holiday Ideas House

Strolling through shops in search of seasonal home décor is a marvelous pastime, even if you’re not sure just where that sparkly object, vibrant ribbon, or lush batch of greenery is going to go....
Woman stocking shelves with pottery

Sales + Events: Nov. 6-11 features a trifecta of Top 3 trios

Top 3 Workshops Handwoven LAB Join Flax + Twine at LAB MPLS for a night of basket weaving. You’ll learn a twining technique to give you the freedom to create a handwoven rope bowl in any...

“Rams” Film Screening at the Walker Art Center

Remember Helvetica? The acclaimed documentary on graphic design, typography—in particular, the typeface for which the film was named—and visual culture? Filmmaker Gary Hustwit launched the design-documentary genre with Helvetica, which he followed-up with Objectified...

American Craft Council Partners with Amazon Handmade for Holiday Pop-Up

Photos courtesy American Craft Council Shop local on Amazon? This holiday season you can! The champion of craft, the Minneapolis-based American Craft Council, has partnered with the online retail giant’s craft component, Amazon Handmade, to...

LightHotel Moving Up North to New Off-Grid Getaway

Alchemy Architects’ innovative LightHotel, the one-room mobile hotel that’s been moving around the Twin Cities offering visitors a singular art/architecture experience, has been sold. Tom Puzak, an entrepreneur, former attorney, and mountain bike enthusiast,...
Person laying patterned floor titled

Sales + Events: Oct. 30-Nov. 4 features holiday markets, art shows, and a how-to...

Jack Barkla Retrospective Show & Art Sale Never before has artist and set designer Jack Barkla sold his highly sought-after art—until now. Some of his very best (including pieces created during his tenure with Children’s...

NewStudio Gallery Launches in St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone

When an architectural firm makes a big move to the metro’s most artistically fabulous and business-packed neighborhood, they’ll need to fit the bill. The St. Paul community, known as the Creative Enterprise Zone, is...

Coen+Partners Releases New “Contextual Minimalism” Book

Running into Shane Coen is always a delight. Sure, interviewing him for articles in Landscape Architecture or Midwest Home reveals new insights into his “minimalist-modern approach to landscape architecture and residential living,” as he...

Marvin Windows: Inside Looking Out

Photos courtesy Marvin Windows At their most basic form, windows are nothing more than big holes in our homes that are covered over with glass. In reality, they are far more. They are style. They...